This Week: Da Barn (New Buffalo, MI)
Harbor Country, Michigan’s a tough place to leave, especially on a perfect sunny September Sunday. After spending two summer’s worth of near perfect weekends in the area, I’ve come to associate New Buffalo and the surrounding towns with stunning natural beauty, amazing antique shops and interesting people. And frankly I enjoy the delusion, which is why it’s so important to get out of Dodge promptly after the festivities (the drive of shame).
But then I passed Da Barn, and I was a goner.
Da Barn owner James Maroney has grouped his merchandise by color into boutique-like islands, which at first struck me as a bit gimmicky, deliberately quirky. But doggone it if I didn’t look at each and every item in that big ol’ barn, and ultimately, I concluded that there are far worse ways to merchandise a showroom. I just about went crazy when I saw the black and white area, but don’t let me influence you one way or another. As an added bonus, it’s a cinch to dash in and out of Da Barn if you know you need a 60′s-era olive green kitchen appliance (for example).
Da Barn offers a delightful retail experience, and I believe you may enjoy it quite a lot yourself, so please do drop in for a visit the next time you find yourself in the area.
Da Barn. 510 East Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI. 269.469.0333